The Clash of Rights: Liberty, Equality, and Legitimacy in Pluralist Democracy / Edition 1

The Clash of Rights: Liberty, Equality, and Legitimacy in Pluralist Democracy / Edition 1

by Paul Sniderman, Joseph F. Fletcher, Peter Russell, Philip E. Tetlock
     
 

This provocative book analyzes why individuals in pluralist democracies disagree collectively about the rights and values they agree on individually. Based on interviews with thousands of citizens and political decision-makers in Canada, The Clash of Rights explores the politics of a wide array of issues-from government wiretapping to antihate legislation-and… See more details below

Overview

This provocative book analyzes why individuals in pluralist democracies disagree collectively about the rights and values they agree on individually. Based on interviews with thousands of citizens and political decision-makers in Canada, The Clash of Rights explores the politics of a wide array of issues-from government wiretapping to antihate legislation-and challenges some of our most commonly held assumptions about democratic politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300069815
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The Thesis of Democratic Elitism14
3The Contestability of Rights52
4Equality: A Chameleon Value80
5The Politics of Equality120
6Governance and Identity156
7The Politics of Language and Group Rights191
8Value Pluralism235
Appendix259
List of Illustrations263
Notes269
Bibliography279
Index285

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